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Receive Christ’s Love This Christmas

December 21, 2016

Christmas Wish Christ's Love It’s almost time to celebrate Jesus’ birthday! Christmas is almost here! I want to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! If you are traveling, safe travels.

As we close out 2016, and look forward, with hope, to 2017, I want to share with you one of my favorite Christmas carols, performed by the late Bing Crosby and the late David Bowie. It’s called, Little Drummer Boy. The message of the song is that one little child “can give all the love he can.”

Enjoy the video, then read my comments below on how we can take this message and bring it to life this Christmas season.

 

 

I am old enough to remember watching this Bing Crosby Christmas special, live! This clip stemmed from a planned skit, with Bing Crosby and his special guest, the very young David Bowie. Little did they know, at that moment, how special the rendition of this classic would become; that their very skit would become a classic favorite for decades to come.

Christmas Love

The same could be said for the actions that we take this holiday season. Perhaps we will create a lasting memory with those we love. Or, perhaps something we say will have a lasting impact for someone we meet.  My Christmas wish for you is that you cherish being surrounded by those you love and those who love you in return; that you make the most of your time together.

Beyond the packages, cards, and trappings of the holidays, give thought to the power of the gift of your love; for your love is the most precious gift you can give. It can only come from you. It is unique, and something for others to cherish. The little drummer boy knew this, did you?

This Christmas, may you experience the gift of Christ’s love and, in turn, share that gift of love with someone else.

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4 Responses to Receive Christ’s Love This Christmas

  • Thank you for the well wishes for Christmas. We need also to remember especially those children in war-torn situations, where they wish to receive the little child’s love. We pray that, the Almighty God may have mercy on them and send His Holy Angels to bring the message of hope in their lives.

    Happy festive season
    Augustine

    • Beautifully stated Augustine! I couldn’t have said it any better. This Advent, I have found myself saying the Divine Mercy Chaplet more often than usual for those in harm’s way due to conflicts. Wishing you the best this holiday season. – Peace, Virginia

  • I am old enough to remember this Bing Crosby special as well. The mingling of two generations in such a wonderful way. My hope for Christmas is that whatever barriers there are in your life, be it generational differences, political differences, and cultural differences come tumbling down and truly special moments are shared.

    Merry Christmas
    Kathy

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